Since owning a car is expensive in Scandinavia, this is what the Vikings are driving now.
honestly I don't see this working in sweden. The population density is very low for the size of the country. It is hard to get around sweden without a car, unless you are in a metropolitan area.
but if you sold this somewhere else in europe...
I think that with the size of this thing it is a windsail itself. You'll definitely notice backwinds (but also headwinds).
I wouldn't worry to much about crosswinds unless it is really storming. The thing weights a ton compared to normal velomobiles.
Speed like C5, power like C5, canopy (what can actually be a advantage as well as disadvantage - hope it's removable) but no floor, higher range claimed but no surprise considering the progress in battery technology, seemingly have gears on pedals. I don't say I don't like it, like I like C5, but it's 30 year difference - and I think I'll still choose C5 .
Uh also it is much heavier (60 vs 45 kilos) so pedalling gears are essential, but it not necessary balance the weight gain compared to Sinclair. Finally:"My assessment is that with large-scale production the price would be 2-3000€." Todays are much more ecofags compared to 80, sot this can actually be sold for that, but it will not be a mass market product.C5 was sold for 400 pounds and failed.
It is. And about the wheels - these baloon tyres seems to function as suspension.
BTW I don't own a C5. I just want it :-)
Then how the hell do you adjust pedal length per person? You're young to destroy your knees if you have to stretch your legs to far or if you can't stretch them at all. Please don't tell me there's no way to adjust the length.
>Design electric pedal bike
>Assumes everyone on earth is the same length
>Cannot adjust crank length
>Suprised it did not sell well
Again, it is not a bike. If I remember it well, advertising materials of C5 not even mention the pedals. It was marketed as "electric vehicle", exclusively and purely. Even if a fixed crank is a disadvantage, I don't think it can be blamed for C5 failure.
>Why didn't he just go with bicycle wheels?
Warning: I don't know anything specific about the C5.
BMX riders have been having the "mags vs. spokes" debates since the 1980's at least. FRP mags are tough enough, but they are heavier and flex more than wire spoke wheels.
The C5 is *unique* in that the manufacturer mounted a rim brake on a plastic mag rim.... Some owners reported damage from aggressive front brake use.... :D (do u evn ride phaggit)
>It is. And about the wheels - these baloon tyres seems to function as suspension.
The C2 front is a 12 1/2" wheel, and the only tires I've found in that size are 2" + inches wide. They all look fat.
>Good thing that fairing is transparent so we can see if he's riding naked or not
they make them transparent so that you can mount a headlight anywhere behind the fairing and it will still work.